Speaking of Prince... the L.A. Times pop-music critic Ann Powers embarrassed herself this week with her review of Prince’s show at the Coachella music festival.
To be honest, I don’t know Ledisi from Shelby J. either. (Ledisi is pictured on the right.) But if Ms. Powers can’t tell Sheena Easton from Chaka Khan, she needs to see an ophthalmologist.
Here’s the correction published by the L.A. Times on Tuesday:
“A review in Monday’s Calendar section of Prince’s performance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival said that Sheena Easton performed with him on ‘I Feel for You.’ It was Chaka Khan who sang with him. The review also said that Shelby J sang a cover version of Sarah McLachlan’s ‘Angel.’ That performance was by Ledisi.”
Misidentified Black People... the genital herpes of American journalism.
(Hat-tip: Regret the Error.)